Damnit, this turned into WoT like everything else I post. Apologies, important stuff is bolded or different color.
Edited: Xypin tossed in the af feet comment while I was writing this.
Looks pretty good :) Few suggestions.
Noticed you were 75drg at the waist portion of my reply. So... please disregard anything that comes across as no s***. :)
In 4 levels you can equip the Hercules' Ring, and you can already equip Mermaid. If you wanna be ****, they increase your enmity by a total of five (5%), and can be macro'd into Voke, Ja's, Flash, and Cures. Totally not necessary for xp though, woodsman is definitely doinitrite.
Also, as you mentioned macro'ing AF in for hate, this provides a non-blinking alternative if your healers are giving you grief about it. Which they shouldnt be. <stpt> ftw.
VIT rings. retarded, right? Again, ****, but, according to wiki, hypothesized formula for rampart is magic shield absorbtion = 2*vit. I wouldn't really bother with this for xp either, but if you have the money and want to, you can macro as much vit as possible into your rampart when fighting mage mobs. This, btw, should be your only use for vit rings. Ever.
If you can afford it, an assault earring is absolute solid gold (still working on money for mine >.<) Spike or coral will outdo minuet unless you have a brd. If you have the money, merman's are even better, not for the 1 extra attack, but because they're the beginnings of a magic damage down build. Merman's is kinda pricey though, definitely don't get that before assault if there's a choice between required.
I used a Walkure mask all the way until O hat. If you're far enough along in CoP, and very very lucky, Voyager Sallet is ***.
Like Spiddster said, RK legs. Best thing until dusk. Don't have math to back that up, but I'm pretty sure someone did it at one point or another.
Again, seconding Spidd, get some acc hands, 4th are great. Multi-hit ws's whoring acc and all that.
Sell the Potent, get a life belt. No str, but two more acc. Potent's kind of a pointless hybrid (plenty of discussion about that on the drk forum, they like to flame war about it). Also, this will provide some gil towards that assault earring.
I get the feeling you're gonna say no to this one because you're a taru and you want the extra str for your drg. If your inventory space can spare it, I'd at least still pick up a life belt.
Looking through ffxiah.com, ******* (+1) looks to be the best option until 66. Keep in mind that epee types get the piercing bonus, so if you're syncing for birds a lot, you might want to pick up the highest dps epee you can afford as well.
Again, Spidd beat me to this. Smart grenade. If you don't have WotG, or you threw the smart grenade, or w/e, Tiphia Sting or lightning bow (+1)
This one's your personal judgement call, but, disregarding /nin tanking while my shadows are up, if I'm using a shield, I'm wearing AF feet, regardless of the situation.
My two cents, hope it helped.
PS Where are you in CoP? If you're past Ouryu, you can get a swift belt. Until you can really start stacking haste the life belt beats it out to tp in, but an extra 2 (1.8 for you picky people) seconds off flash is nice from the moment you can get it.
PPS I mentioned macroing enmity in for non-sword-swinging hate generation stuffs, including ja's. Keep in mind, during sentinel this is completely unnecessary, as Sentinel puts you at +100 for its duration, which is the enmity modifier cap. That's more of an endgame thing, but good to start thinking about.
Edited, Mar 3rd 2009 12:33am by CwellThor